Looking for a powerful, long running cordless leaf blower

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I currently own a Toro Electric Blower.  It’s incredibly powerful and has the vacuum attachment capability.  But, my large lot, with several trees, bushes, and fence make it a nightmare to use.

I need power to blow on uneven terrain, up a fairly steep incline, thru 2 gates and under bushes. 

It takes about 2 hours on my back yard and about an hour for the front and side yards.  Any recommendations or experience you can share would be helpful.  Thanks.
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Jean

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The Ego consumer blowers (especially the backpack models) would have the power...BUT....not the energy. By which I mean the performance would be fine, but the run time would not get anywhere near 3 hours.  To do that, you would need to buy enough extra batteries and fast chargers so that you could charge 3 batteries while blowing with a 4th. [I'd recommend the 7.5 AH batteries so you wouldn't have to swap them out too frequently, but you COULD do it with 2.5 AH batteries if you were willing to swap them out much more frequently.]


[You might be able to get away with only 3 batteries and 2 fast chargers but you would definitely need the fast chargers, not the regular chargers. Most blowers come with a regular charger, and you only get the fast chargers with the larger tools (lawnmower/snowblower) or as an extra purchase.]

Alternatively, look into Ego commercial offerings (I'm thinking specifically the backpack battery with a handheld blower...)
https://egopowerplus.com/commercial-backpack-battery/


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Can also combine the commercial battery backpack Bax1501 with the standard leaf blowers via the available ADB1000 adapter.




The commercial battery backpack would certainly be enough, but at a high price.
I would think 2x 7.5ah batteries with the backpack blower would be enough, if you recharge the first battery after its drained. it would not be full charge by the time your second would drain, but 2x full 7.5ah+ half a charge of one would be enough.
the handheld is much better for angles, but i think it will get heavy after 2 hours, even with the backpack link. not too heavy, but you will feel it in your arm.
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Man, the variables are almost mind blowing!  Maybe I’ll just keep using my electric until technology catches up?
i have a 580 ego leaf blower with the backpack link and 2x 7.5 ah batteries from the snowblower kit, and its good enough for commercial use.

i think battery powered tools have caugh up. they are actually more powerful than corded since 2016, from what i know. 
corded equipment is limited by the voltage,amp and watt capacity of household system, it wont really get any better.
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I love all the Ego tools I have including my 530. I'm in the Chicago area and this past weekend I cleaned up the leaves. I didn't have a large area to clean - maybe 30' to 40' square. The leaves were sort of damp and I found I had to use "boost" mode all the time to move the leaves. In my case I only needed about 1-1/2 to 2 2.5AHr batteries but can't see how any battery powered blower could conveniently handle a job your size. Maybe Ego in the spring/summer and gas'r in the fall (probably cheaper than buying several batteries)?